Ranil tells party members, bring back those who left us

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Former prime minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday requested the party members in the grassroots level to initiate a dialogue with those who have left the party to get them back to the fold.

Speaking at an election rally in Kirulapone, Mr. Wickremesinghe instructed the party members to woo those who have been disillusioned with SLPP as well.

"Talk to those who have left our party and get them back to our fold. Talk to those who are disillusioned with SLPP. Tell them that a UNP government will revive the economy," Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

"I took over a country with a minus economic growth in 2001 and turned it to a plus growth. I will do the same and revive the economy which is battered by COVID-19. The country is facing a six billion dollar foreign exchange shortage. A UNP government will correct this situation," he added.

"I have managed to get a concession for electricity tariffs. I questioned as to why the concession was given to those who use less than 90 units. Now the President has said to look into the possibility of giving the concession to those who use up to 250 units. I have been able to extend a concession even without power. I will do more if voted into power," he also said.

UNP Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said COVID-19 has started spreading once again despite the assurances given by the government. "The UNP government was able to control SAS in 2003," he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 15

  • Vadivelu Yogaratnam Saturday, 11 July 2020 11:29 PM

    Why don't u go home take good rest, people don't like u anymore and not going to vote as long u remain in the party.

    Dasa P Sunday, 12 July 2020 12:24 AM

    Including Arjun Mahendran :)

    Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 12 July 2020 01:47 AM

    How long this immortal leader can go on. Maybe 100? No charge for young leader who is educated charismatic. I can’t believe let great SRI Lankans vote him. He is not with it.

    M Amarasiri Sunday, 12 July 2020 02:46 AM

    It is Ranil W who should have left the UNP. They left because Ranil W wound not leave.

    TUAN ASIF RASSOOL Sunday, 12 July 2020 04:42 AM

    Why dont all UNP get together and send the old man to home for the age

    Ram Sunday, 12 July 2020 05:49 AM

    RW, It was constructive malicious desertion by you and no one will return as long as you are the head. You and Ravi should be out

    Hari M Sunday, 12 July 2020 06:09 AM

    You are the reason why they left and you are the reason why the public shun UNP.

    Simple thinking Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:00 AM

    Why dont RW retire at his old age and failed politics then there is no need to bring anybody back as all will be with the UNP .

    Lumbini Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:08 AM

    They will be back once you leave the leadership. No need to invite them.

    JR Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:13 AM

    You split LTTE in the past. Now you are splitting SJB. What a similarities

    Jude Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:16 AM

    Ranil, you leave UNP for good, then everyone will come BACK !!!

    Jude Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:26 AM

    Hey Ravi K. You should compare Apples to Apples !!! SARS effected 8000 globally and killed almost 800 !! SARS outbreak was contained in 8 MONTHS !! Go figure the magnitude of Covid19 effect!!! Huh!!

    Bandu Sunday, 12 July 2020 08:29 AM

    Who in a right mind will believe this : "I have managed to get a concession for electricity tariffs. I questioned as to why the concession was given to those who use less than 90 units. Now the President has said to look into the possibility of giving the concession to those who use up to 250 units. I have been able to extend a concession even without power. I will do more if voted into power. He does not know difference between tariffs and bills.

    Lost Lankan Monday, 13 July 2020 09:54 AM

    with all respect to you hon.leader time is release the baton to SP has better records than RK

    Former UNPer Monday, 13 July 2020 10:01 AM

    Ranil and his hangers on still don't seem to know why the supporters have left the Party. Ranil step down and the next day all who left will return.


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